Today I'm going to be showing you a cool stenciling technique using Distress Oxides.
This technique is actually the reverse of stenciling because you're taking OFF the color with a stencil, instead of applying it.
Step 1: Sponge on a healthy layer of Distress Oxide onto a dark piece of cardstock. Because oxides are highly pigmented, they are designed to sit on top of the dark color. I used Broken China Oxides over a navy blue paper.
Step 2: Bust out your stencil and tape it down so it won't move. Dampen a piece of paper towel, using a small amount of water (you don't want it too wet or your cardstock will pill). Wipe wipe wipe wipe wipe. The color will start to lift right off.
Step 3: Remove stencil and oooh and aaaah... I love the pattern of this Cornflower stencil.
I also splattered it all over with Picket Fence Distress Spray Stains.
Next, I made a correlating embellishment - also with my stencil.
Check out all that texture! Basically I swiped a layer of texture paste through my stencil, then added a layer of blue embossing powder before heat setting.
I fussy cut it and BEHOLD!
Isn't it pretty?
I also played around with Sanna's new Lupinus stencil, too.
This one is so pretty and would be perfect for either mixed media OR clean and simple cards.
Now go get hopping and then get shopping.